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Agent Orange in Oregon forests presentation, Nov. 12


What:  The Agent Orange Legacy in Oregon Forests, by Roger Dorband of Astoria
When:  Saturday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Where:  St. Mary’s by the Sea Catholic Church, 275 S. Pacific St., Rockaway Beach
agent-orangeThe event is sponsored by the Rockaway Beach Citizens for Watershed Protection (RBCWP) whose goal is to fight for, and protect, access to safe, clean water and air for Oregon coastal communities.
Roger Dorband will share how he got involved in exposing the impacts of forest practices, especially the pesticide spraying done after clearcutting. Time for questions and an open discussion of the issues will follow.
Organizers said Dorband will also share tips on how to write effective letters to newspaper editors and legislators to bring about positive change.
A short RBCWP business meeting will follow. Light refreshments available.
More about Roger Dorband:
Roger Dorband is a native of Grants Pass, Oregon where he grew up on the Rogue River. He received a bachelors degree in psychology from the University of Oregon before earning a second degree in fine art from Portland State University.
In collaboration with author Ursula K. LeGuin, Dorband’s black and white photography was published in “Blue Moon Over Thurman Street.” He also published “The Rogue, Portrait of a River” and “Out Here” a second collaboration with LeGuin.
Recently, Dorband contributed several articles to Hipfish, the Astoria monthly newspaper. For example, in the May 2016 edition he wrote “A Forest for the Trees” as a letter to Bernie Sanders, which summarized current industrial forest practices in Oregon and the resulting impacts.
In the August 2016 edition he wrote “So Close to Home: A Forest Becomes a Clearcut and a Knappa Couple Grieves” and in September and October he wrote the two-part series “Oregon’s Shame: Agent Orange in the Oregon Forests.” Check it out at http://www.hipfishmonthly.com